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Travel Blogs from Blackwaterfoot
A splendid surprise .... this continual sunshine! Loving every bit .... the scenery, music, waters, fat cattle, quaint cottages and the morning teas!
Ramo has parked the car in the BEST places to take full advantage of the views over waterways, islands and green, green fields.
Haste ye ...
Mindful of the weather forecast we left Arran early and motored through haze over slight seas to the Kintyre peninsula (whose Mull was imortalised by Paul McCartney.)
Sunday 27th July
A wet weekend in Scotland is not an exciting ...
... had to piggyback Becca across the river due to her lack of river shoes. The air was warm and the water was pleasantly cool, even if it was orange. Though one thing I'd totally forgotten was that there are nettles everywhere, isn't it weird that we don't have them in New Zealand? So a lot of the walk was spent avoiding being stung by dancing from side to side. Amy was still asleep when we came back!
The evening was spent watching ...
... and sackings right up until 1957 when the last Lady of the manor died and the whole of the Brodick estate went to exchequer in lieu of death duties.
It is now run by the National Trust and is truly a gem.
Afterwards, we took a circular bus route all the way round the island. There is some great walking here.
... It was fantastic. Twist, twist, swoop, swoop, zoom zoom. Serene forests, green countryside and crystal smooth sea loch. Beautiful and fun.
There are heaps of "Tarbert's" in Scotland. Its the pinch of land that stops a peninsula being an island. It comes from a Viking word that describes a place where the long boats were dragged overland rather than going the long way round. A look at the map and you will see what I ...